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CBE JU Governing Board elects new Chair

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Rob Beekers, representing the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), CBE JU’s private partner, was elected Chair of the Governing Board for a period of two years in the Governing Board’s meeting yesterday. He was previously the Vice-Chair of the CBE JU Governing Board and is currently the Chair of the BIC Governance Board.

Rob Beekers is the Business Development Director at the Bio Industrial Group of Cargill. He has held various positions in sales, supply chain, business development and general management within the Cargill Group since 1996. In his current post since 2019, Rob focusses on driving growth initiatives through internal development projects and external partnerships.

Rob is taking over from John Bell, Director for Healthy Planet in DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission, who has served as Chair of the CBE JU Governing Board since December 2021. John will now continue as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Congratulations to Rob, we are very much looking forward to working with you on advancing Europe’s circular bio-based sector!